Welcome to Cherry Class
We are now starting the second half of our Autumn Term and we have the lead up to Christmas too. You made a brilliant start in school during the last half and I am looking forward to having more fun in the classroom.
Mrs Bath is your TA and when I am out of class on Tuesday morning Mrs Hathaway will be teaching you. Our PE day is on Thursday, so I am looking forward to getting out in the fresh air and being healthy!
We are currently changing books on Monday and Friday, so please remember to bring in your book bags. Reading at home really supports learning in school, so try to read when you get the books if you can.
If you want more opportunities to read you can access books on https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ It is free to access Ebooks appropriate to your child’s level or age. You just need to create a user name and password.
There will be a focus on building up the children’s phonics and spelling on their return to school. We will be looking at Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth. Using these stories we will be writing lists and labelling, using conjunctions and different sentence types, we will also be doing story ordering, looking at settings and different characters. We will look at the poem Weather at Work by Jenny Morris.
In Maths we will be learning about addition and subtraction methods, we will be learning about shape and furthering our knowledge of place value. We will also be doing some work on money.
The childen will develop their skills using tally charts and graphs to record and collect data about the weather. They will set up their own weather station and observe changes and take measurements to record the changes in weather over the term.
The children will be learning about sorting and grouping practically and how this transfers onto the computer. They will also be learning about different technology inside and outside school.
We will be learning about Christmas and why the birth of Jesus was such good news.
The children will learn about seasons and weather in the UK. They will learn about the climate and weather in different parts of the world and they will look at climate change and what we can do to slow this down.
The children are learning fundamental movement skills, which include skipping, hopping, jumping throwing and catching. We will also be doing some dance based on Percy the Park Keeper.
The children will be learning about different paint effects you can make from Mrs Hathaway.
The children will learn the question to ask what the weather is like and learn some weather words to answer with. They will also learn English and French days of the week and make a weather diary using this.
The children will learn about where money comes from, the value of money and how we keep it safe.
Design and Technology
Mrs Hathaway will be doing some work on using sheet materials to make something lovely for Christmas!
Reflection and Well-Being
I am leaving the link below so that you can have access to help you address worries that come up due to the pandemic. Please choose what suits your child and situation.
Please stay safe and happy. There are links at the bottom of the page about keeping safe online and children please remember what KS says in school.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – There are free phonics games on this website
Maths games –
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 – Maths games and information
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p – Topic videos and information
Exercise and fun –